Above: Quarterback Reuben Thomas, AKA Mr. Everything, proved last week he’s the real deal.
High school honorees, rankings and statistics. Compiled by Miguel A. Melendez
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Favorite hobby: Video games
Favorite movie: “Boss ‘N’ Up”
Favorite athlete: Devin Hester
Favorite food: Lasagna
Favorite television show: “CSI: Las Vegas”
Accomplishments: Just call him Mr. Everything. In leading Muir last week to a 16-6 victory over Diamond Ranch, Thomas played just about every position and was very effective. He played quarterback, wide receiver, safety, kicker and even returned punts. He threw for a touchdown, ran for a touchdown and also had a big interception. He threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Tyree Mills to score the game’s first points and later after scoring from 2yards out, he ran in the two-point conversion.
*Chase Rettig, La Salle: Rettig completed 18 of 37 passes for 237 yards and had two touchdowns in a tough 21-18 loss against Village Christian.
*Frank Sotelo, Bosco Tech: The senior running back rushed for 192 yards on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 28-14 victory over Contreras.
*Nick Bueno, Monrovia: The sophomore QB had an impressive varsity debut, completing 10 of 14 passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
*Todd Golper, Arcadia: The UCLA-bound linebacker/running back rushed for 100 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Apaches’ 41-27 victory over Monrovia.
*Josh Demuske, Pasadena: The senior quarterback completed 9 of 16 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 30-19 loss to Arroyo Valley.
*Jordan Canada, Duarte: In the Falcons’ 33-12 loss to Ayala, Canada scored on a 97-yard kickoff return.
*Brian Rambeu, Arcadia: Returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a score to put the Apaches on top early.
*Kishon Sanders, La Salle: Wide receiver had eight receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Village Christian.
*Chris Carino, Monrovia: Wide receiver caught five passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns.
*Josh Acosta, Gabrielino: The junior tight end caught a 30-yard pass from quarterback Anthony Zuniga with 20 seconds left in the first half to put the Eagles on top, 6-0. Acosta scored another TD on a 10-yard run in the third quarter to lead Gabrielino to a 12-0 upset over a loaded La Puente team.
1. St. Francis (0-0)
Arcadia should be a good test
2. Muir (1-0)
Impressive win over D-Ranch
3. Arcadia (1-0)
Apaches have balanced attack
4. Rosemead (0-0)
Tough opener against Covina
5. Monrovia (0-1)
Can’t afford turnovers
6. La Salle (0-1)
Tough loss to swallow
7. Alhambra (0-0)
Moors should beat Glendale
8. Temple City (0-0)
Backus Season 2 begins
9. San Marino (0-0)
Gabrielino will be tough Friday
10. San Gabriel (0-1)
Defense needs to get in game
Thursday, Sept. 11
South Pasadena at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Melendez (San Gabriel); Lair (San Gabriel)
La Canada vs. Crescenta Valley at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Crescenta Valley); Lair (Crescenta Valley)
Friday, Sept. 12
Alhambra at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Alhambra); Lair (Alhambra)
Arcadia at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. — Melendez (Arcadia); Lair (St. Francis)
Blair at West Covina, 7 p.m. — Melendez (West Covina); Lair (West Covina)
Duarte at Monrovia, 7 p.m. — Melendez (MONROVIA); Lair (Monrovia)
Keppel vs. Workman at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Workman); Lair (Workman)
La Salle at Maranatha, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Maranatha); Lair (Maranatha)
Marshall vs. Azusa at PCC, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Azusa); Lair (Azusa)
Oaks Christian at Muir, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Oaks Christian); Lair (Oaks Christian)
Pasadena vs. Saugus at College of the Canyons, 7:30 p.m. — Melendez (Saugus); Lair (Saugus)
Pasadena Poly at Campbell Hall, 3:30 p.m. — Melendez (Campbell Hall); Lair (Pasadena Poly)
Mojave at Rio Hondo Prep, 7:30 p.m. — Melendez (Rio Hondo Prep); Lair (Mojave)
San Marino at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Gabrielino); Lair (San Marino)
Arroyo at Temple City, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Temple City); Lair (Arroyo)
Saturday, Sept. 13
Bishop Montgomery at Bosco Tech, 1:30 p.m. — Melendez (BMontgomery); Lair (BMontgomery)
Flintridge Prep at St. Genevieve, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Flintridge Prep); Lair (St. Genevieve)